Author Panel: Cambridge Companion to Alice Munro


The new Cambridge Companion to Alice Munro, 2016 is a thorough introduction to the writings of Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro. Uniting the talents of distinguished creative writers and noted academics, editor David Staines has put together a comprehensive, exploratory account of Munro’s biography, her position as a feminist, her evocation of life in small-town Ontario, her non-fictional writings as well as her short stories, and her artistic achievement. Considering a wide range of topics including Munro’s style, life writing, her personal development, and her use of Greek myths, Celtic ballads, Norse sagas, and popular songs.  This volume will appeal to keen readers of Munro’s fiction as well as students and scholars of literature and Canadian and gender studies.​  

Join two of the contributing authors, Elizabeth Hay and Merilyn Simonds, for a wide-ranging discussion of Munro’s style, her personal development, her place in Canadian literature, and her evocation of place and motherhood.

Moderated by Robert Thacker
Moderated by Robert Thacker
Elizabeth Hay Elizabeth Hay Merilyn Simonds Merilyn Simonds
Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 – 10:30am
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 281 Josephine St., Wingham
Tickets $15.00

Robert Thacker is author/biographer of Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives (2011) and Reading Alice Munro (1973-2013, 2016)